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Coronavirus cases in Germany rise by 2,537

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now infected 123,016 people in Germany and killed 2,799, a new report by the German disease and epidemic control center, Robert Koch Institute (RKI) shows.

The incidence (cases per 100,000) of COVID-19 is highest in Bavaria (252), Baden-Wuerttemberg (222), Saarland (210) and Hamburg (205).

Almost an equal percentage of men and women have been infected. While previously mainly men were infected, the latest report shows that of reported cases, 49% are male and 51% are female.

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Among notified cases, 965 were children under 5 years of age, 2,409 children aged 5 to 14 years, 84,001 persons aged 15 to 59 years, 23,795 persons aged 60 to 79 years and 11,645 persons aged 80 years and older. The age of 201 notified cases is unknown. The median age of cases is 50 years.

The virus continues to be fatal to older people. At least 86% of deaths occurred in persons aged 70 years or older.

There is also an increase on cases of infections in nursing homes and hospitals. In some of these outbreaks, the number of deaths is relatively high, the RKI report shows.

Information on symptoms is available for 94,574 of the notified cases. The most common symptoms are cough (51%), fever (42%) and rhinorrhoea (22%). Pneumonia was reported in 2,242 cases (2%). Hospitalisation was reported for 14,554 (15%) of 94,276 COVID-19 cases with information on hospitalisation available.

The good news however is that about 64,300 persons have recovered from their COVID-19 infection.

Distribution of the laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-cases per federal state in Germany as on 13/4/2020

Baden-Wuerttemberg 24,570

Bavaria 33,015

Berlin 4,601

Brandenburg 1,880

Bremen 486

Hamburg 3,770

Hesse 6,114

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 618

Lower Saxony 7,723

North Rhine-Westphalia 24,883

Rhineland-Palatinate 4,810

Saarland 2,079

Saxony 3,655

Saxony-Anhalt 1,193

Schleswig-Holstein 2,134

Thuringia 1,485

Total 123,016